Juraj Kušnierik

Juraj Kušnierik (1964-2015) was a Slovak journalist and music critic. He was the deputy editor-in-chief of the weekly .týždeň. He lived in Bratislava.

Like in Vancouver

Last week the sun finally came out in Slovakia following two months of winter, snow and transport disruption. Spring is in the air. And with it the most successful Olympic Games in the era of independence (as we like to say in Slovakia). However, a deep scepticism has not disappeared. And why should it? The vanishing snow has revealed dirty ground. Dog excrement, cigarette butts, rubbish thrown out onto the lawns straight from the windows of Bratislava housing estates (inhabited by the upper middle classes), all communicate the message that euros in the wallets and border-opening European citizenry are just […]